Richard Hart: Elective abortion we do not do and have never done.
It all depends on how we define the term elective.”
Physicians usually define elective as abortions performed for the sake of lifestyle.
They exclude those abortions done to save the life of the woman, abortions done due to rape, incest, malformations, and the health of the pregnant woman.
These type of abortions are usually labeled as therapeutic.
The Bible does not authorize therapeutic abortions, except to save the life of the woman.
Statistics generally ignore abortion as a cause of children’s death.
Hart ignores the fact that Loma Linda has a program for the harvesting of human organs from anencephalic children.
He also ignores the fact that LLU honors the work of Dr. Edward Allred, who admitted having done at least 250,000 abortions in his numerous abortion clinics.
The Washington Post published the fact that Adventists practice elective abortion. Andrew Michell and asked the author of the article and was told that no one from the church requested a retraction.
Hart attempted to explain that sometimes the unborn is “incompatible with life.”
If the baby is dead, this is not abortion. There is nothing wrong with removing a dead baby from its mother’s womb!
Hart argues that it is acceptable to kill Down Syndrome babies because they may die.
This is why we need section 6 of the Statement on Abortion, he argued.
We don’t kill children just because they may die!